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Lyon International Summer Music Academy

4 montée Cardinal Decourtray 69005 Lyon

Accommodation – Catering

The Academy provide lodging in an University Residence and offers (for trainees over 18) individual rooms, with sanitary facilities and collective kitchen. The residence is located at 40 Montée Saint-Barthélemy 69005 Lyon, a 5-minute walk from the conservatoire.

The Academy offers a half-board service for lunch.

A catering area equipped with microwave ovens and refrigerators is also available to trainees.

For light snacking, shopping or going out after classes, the Vieux-Lyon tourist district and all the downtown shops can be reached by foot or by funicular in less than 10 minutes.

Classes and individual work day

At the time of arrival, the trainees are welcomed by the academy staff. They are given an individual work studio number. Class schedules are set directly between the teacher and the student, and take place between 9 am and 7 pm.

The registration in a specific discipline gives the possibility to attend all the courses of the Academy as an auditor.

Several optional courses are available to complete the instrumental program ; check this page.

Classes and workrooms are all located in the premises of Lyon’s Conservatory , at 4 montée du Cardinal Decourtray, 69005 Lyon.

At the conservatory during the day

A reception desk is open between 9 am and 6 pm for a better daily organization.

Coffee, tea and fruit juices are offered free of charge all day at the academy’s office.

An internet consultation station is available free of charge. Free Wi-Fi is also available in some parts of the building.

Academy concerts

The trainees participate in the Academy’s concerts, which are part of the Academy Festival.

The programs are determined by the professors according to the work progress of their students.

Midday concerts are informal. An adequate concert dress is required for the concerts scheduled as part of the Academy Festival in the evening.

One week in Lyon

Lyon is a beautiful city which is interesting to visit and discover. The Academy is located near the Vieux Lyon (the old district of Lyon) where it is pleasant to have a walk after classes or in the early evening. Many restaurants or « bouchons » (traditional Lyon restaurants) offer delicious menus at all prices. The Academy staff can give good advice on this field too!

Occasionally the sky is overcast but the weather is mostly warm and sunny. The conservatory is not air-conditioned and the temperature can quickly rise during the day.

Transport is well organized in the city but most lines close early in the evening (

How to get there

You can find your way to the Conservatoire de Lyon :

By public transportation from the airport (1hour)

  • Take the Tram Express, station stop : Vaulx en Velin La Soie.
  • Take metro line A (bound Perrache), station stop : Bellecour.
  • Take metro line D (bound Gare de Vaise), station stop : Vieux-Lyon.
  • Funicular bound for Fourviere (terminus) or Funicular towards Saint Just (stop : Minimes).
  • If coming from Fourvière station, walk around the Basilica on the right side, and walk down the street « Montée du Cardinal Decourtray ».

By public transportation from the Part-Dieu station (30’)

  • Metro line B (bound Gare d’Oullins), Station stop : Saxe-Gambettat
  • Metro line D (bound Gare de Vaise) – Station stop : Vieux Lyon (St Jean Cathedral),
  • Funicular bound for FOURVIERE (terminus) or Funicular towards Saint Just (stop : Minimes)

metro ticket fee : 1€90

By car:

From the VIEUX LYON district (St Jean or St Paul) follow the direction FOURVIERE. Parking is possible at the parking lot of the Fourvière Basilica.